The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (Picture Puffin)

4.2 avg rating
( 78,706 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140548969: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (Picture Puffin)

Jon Scieszka introduces some really stupid off-the-wall fairy tales including: 'Chicken Licken', 'The Princess and the Bowling Ball'; 'The Really Ugly Duckling', and 'Jack's Bean Problem'. Chosen by children as the Book of the Year for the Federation of Children's Book Groups, the book was described by She magazine as, 'The most delightful collection of stories a young cynic could hope to read'.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

If geese had graves, Mother Goose would be rolling in hers. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales retells--and wreaks havoc on--the allegories we all thought we knew by heart. In these irreverent variations on well-known themes, the ugly duckling grows up to be an ugly duck, and the princess who kisses the frog wins only a mouthful of amphibian slime. The Stinky Cheese Man deconstructs not only the tradition of the fairy tale but also the entire notion of a book. Our naughty narrator, Jack, makes a mockery of the title page, the table of contents, and even the endpaper by shuffling, scoffing, and generally paying no mind to structure. Characters slide in and out of tales; Cinderella rebuffs Rumpelstiltskin, and the Giant at the top of the beanstalk snacks on the Little Red Hen. There are no lessons to be learned or morals to take to heart--just good, sarcastic fun that smart-alecks of all ages will love.

About the Author:

Jon Scieszka began to train as a doctor but left to take a course in fiction writing at Columbia University and to become a teacher. He lives in Brooklyn and spends his time writing and talking about books.Lane Smith, an acclaimed author/illustrator, has achieved major success in his collaborations with Jon Scieszka. He also provided the original concept and illustrations for the hit film James and the Giant Peach. He lives in New York.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0140548963 ISBN 13: 9780140548969
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Jon Scieszka introduces some really stupid off-the-wall fairy tales including: Chicken Licken , The Princess and the Bowling Ball ; The Really Ugly Duckling , and Jack s Bean Problem . Chosen by children as the Book of the Year for the Federation of Children s Book Groups, the book was described by She magazine as, The most delightful collection of stories a young cynic could hope to read . Bookseller Inventory # APG9780140548969

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0140548963 ISBN 13: 9780140548969
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Jon Scieszka introduces some really stupid off-the-wall fairy tales including: Chicken Licken , The Princess and the Bowling Ball ; The Really Ugly Duckling , and Jack s Bean Problem . Chosen by children as the Book of the Year for the Federation of Children s Book Groups, the book was described by She magazine as, The most delightful collection of stories a young cynic could hope to read . Bookseller Inventory # APG9780140548969

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jon Scieszka
ISBN 10: 0140548963 ISBN 13: 9780140548969
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801405489690000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jon Scieszka
Published by Puffin 1993-08-26 (1993)
ISBN 10: 0140548963 ISBN 13: 9780140548969
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin 1993-08-26, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # NU-BER-00024430

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith
Published by Puffin (1993)
ISBN 10: 0140548963 ISBN 13: 9780140548969
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000197156

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 0.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith
Published by Penguin Books Ltd 1993-08-26, London (1993)
ISBN 10: 0140548963 ISBN 13: 9780140548969
New paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 1993-08-26, London, 1993. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140548969

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Scieszka, Jon; Smith, Lane
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0140548963 ISBN 13: 9780140548969
New Softcover Quantity Available: 13
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Book Condition: New. 1998. Paperback. Features various fairy tales including: "Chicken Licken", "The Princess and the Bowling Ball"; "The Really Ugly Duckling", and "Jack's Bean Problem". Num Pages: 56 pages, colour illustrations. BIC Classification: 5AF; YFU. Category: (J) Children / Juvenile. Dimension: 265 x 218 x 6. Weight in Grams: 244. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780140548969

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Scieszka, Jon; Smith, Lane
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (1998)
ISBN 10: 0140548963 ISBN 13: 9780140548969
New Softcover Quantity Available: 13
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1998. Book Condition: New. 1998. Paperback. Features various fairy tales including: "Chicken Licken", "The Princess and the Bowling Ball"; "The Really Ugly Duckling", and "Jack's Bean Problem". Num Pages: 56 pages, colour illustrations. BIC Classification: 5AF; YFU. Category: (J) Children / Juvenile. Dimension: 265 x 218 x 6. Weight in Grams: 244. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780140548969

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0140548963 ISBN 13: 9780140548969
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith, Jon Scieszka introduces some really stupid off-the-wall fairy tales including: "Chicken Licken", "The Princess and the Bowling Ball"; "The Really Ugly Duckling", and "Jack's Bean Problem". Chosen by children as the Book of the Year for the Federation of Children's Book Groups, this book was described by "She magazine" as, 'The most delightful collection of stories a young cynic could hope to read'. Bookseller Inventory # B9780140548969

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
3.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Jon Scieszka; Lane Smith
Published by Puffin (1993)
ISBN 10: 0140548963 ISBN 13: 9780140548969
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin, 1993. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # EH9780140548969

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.58
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book